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Old Aug 11, 2006, 5:48 PM   #1
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I know it isn't a very good image although I have not been able to ID them. Anyone have any ideas?

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I know it isn't a very good image although I have not been able to ID them. Anyone have any ideas?



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Old Aug 11, 2006, 7:34 PM   #2
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There are only two possibilities, Glossy or White Faced Ibis.

I'm sorry to say, but they are almost identical, only a better image would allow us to tell them apart...

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Old Aug 11, 2006, 8:03 PM   #3
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or maybe a Limpkin ?
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Old Aug 12, 2006, 10:30 AM   #4
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or maybe a Limpkin ?
The Ibis beak is far more curved than the Limpkin. The "look" of the Ibis is unmistakable...

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yeah the shape of it definitely looks like an ibis, but was wondering about the coloring...the coloring on the neck down looks like the limpkin...weird....
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yeah the shape of it definitely looks like an ibis, but was wondering about the coloring...the coloring on the neck down looks like the limpkin...weird....
That is the effect of the light. It also makes it impossible to determine WHICH Ibis it is, since the difference between the Glossy and White Faced is subtle

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Looking at the description of the ibis and where they are normally located at makes me think they aren't one...but the curved beak makes it look more like the ibis.....
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I agree with Dave, that they are an Ibis. However, I'm thinking they are a pair of immature White Ibis. Look at the white cresent of feathers in front of the wing coverts extending down under the belly. They can be found all over the country.
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